Evening Desert Safari From Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman

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Duration: 5 hours
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Spend an evening in the desert of Dubai on a thrilling safari! Go 4WD dune bashing, see a desert sunset, take a camel ride, enjoy live entertainment, and feast on a barbecue buffet dinner in a friendly Bedouin camp.


Enjoy an evening in the desert of Dubai

Take a 4WD ride through towering sand dunes

Ride a camel in the desert and have your hands painted with henna

Experience warm Bedouin hospitality

Try a sheesha or hubbly bubbly pipe

Enjoy a barbecue dinner in a magical desert environment

Watch exciting belly dancing, tanoura, and haridi dance performances

Enjoy an optional Quad Bike or Dune Buggy adventure


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    Duration: 5 hours

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Get ready for an evening adventure in the desert, starting from Dubai! Departing from your city hotel, drive through golden sand dunes deep into the heart of the desert. You will watch a dramatic desert sunset and have the option of taking either a 1-hour Quad Bike ride or Dune Buggy Safari before you proceed to camp.

On arrival at the Bedouin camp, you will receive a traditional Arabian welcome, with an offering of Arabic coffee, tea, and tender dates. Enjoy the authentic Arabian ambiance at this typical camp, with traditional carpets, low tables, and cushions for comfortable seating.

Having settled in, take a thrilling camel ride into the dunes, or challenge yourself to a sand-boarding adventure. Mark your visit with a traditional Henna hand painting, or simply enjoy the aromatic sheesha pipe under a canopy of stars.

Enjoy snacks and unlimited water and soft drinks before the sumptuous main buffet dinner, where you will get to feast on a wide variety of barbecued meats, salads, entrees, and desserts.

End the evening watching a performance of exotic belly dancing, an amazing tanoura dancer, and breathtaking Egyptian folk dancer, all under a romantic starlit sky.

What's Included:

• Pick-up and drop off transfers
• Dune drive
• Camel ride
• Sand boarding
• Sheesha
• Henna painting
• Arabic costumes
• Belly Dance
• Tanoura Dance
• Haridi Dance
• Barbecue dinner buffet, snacks, water, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and dates

What's Not Included:

• Alcohol
• Dune Buggy rides
• Quad Bikes
• Falconry session

Good to Know:

The Quad Bike rides and Dune Buggy rides are optional and must be ordered at the time of booking. For the buggy, you may ride by yourself or with a driver, but everyone using the Dune Buggy must purchase the add-on.

Please note, there is only time for a 1-Hour Dune Buggy ride or a 1-Hour Quad Bike ride. If you want to experience both activities, please purchase a 15-minute Dune Buggy add-on and a 15-minute Quad Bike add-on.

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  • Rating: 4 “lovely evening”

    Reviewed by Joanne from London, United Kingdom on March 24th, 2014 Lovely evening beautiful desert. Thoughtful tourguides stopped at various picture points so we could take pictures. Only downside Camel ride a bit to quick.

  • Rating: 5 “absolutely exhilirating!”

    Reviewed by Priscilla from Phoenix, South Africa on January 8th, 2014 It was a fun evening very entertaining, but u must cater for Jain meals.

  • Rating: 5 “Brilliant! Great value desert experience.”

    Reviewed by Neil from Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom on January 5th, 2014 Door to door excellent service with Rikah as our guide. All the family from aged 4 upwards had a brilliant time. The dune bashing and the camel rides will be our best memories. And the desert was so beautiful.

  • Rating: 4 “good value for money, my 6 y. old daughter loved the 4x4 rallye”

    Reviewed by Markus from Duesseldorf, Germany on November 11th, 2013 food excellent, camel ride to short, Indian guide very charming and whitty

  • Rating: 5 “An exciting experience”

    Reviewed by Barry from The Patch, Australia on August 5th, 2013 Hotel pick-up on time and a pleasent trip to the desert. Certainly an exciting ride through the sand dunes with an experienced driver who put the vehicle through some interesting manouvers. A most enjoyable meal at the camp. Camel ride included

  • Rating: 5 “Loved it!”

    Reviewed by Chantelle from Olivedale, South Africa on June 12th, 2013 A wonderful experience!

  • Rating: 3 “A safari is a must in Dubai - just with a different company”

    Reviewed by Anda from Bucharest, Romania on May 14th, 2013 This was my second safari so I can compare - Was just ok, 4x4 sand driving was great, the driver was really good ( its shaking the hell out of you driving on the dunes :)) location ok, free camel ride - where you spend a lot on the queue, the food nearly enough for everybody to have A bite. Many people couldn't get the snack before the dinner, the henna painting is great, the drinks were expensive, only one free refreshment drink at dinner and no other on the stops. The belly dancer, the dancing Skirt Man and another comic dance worth the money.

  • Rating: 3 “The tour itself was good, the driver didn't seem at all interested”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Steinach, Switzerland on May 12th, 2013 We had to send a message asking what time we'd be picked up. They were supposed to get in touch with us. The driver wasn't very friendly. The other drivers explained the route, but we only saw ours at the beginning and at the the end.

  • Rating: 5 “Great guide, lots of fun, great tour”

    Reviewed by Barbara from München, Germany on May 6th, 2013 Everything was great, except the food at the camp wasn't satisfactory- all of it was fried and there wasn't nearly enough!

  • Rating: 4 “great event that we'll remember for a long time”

    Reviewed by Andre from Berlin, Germany on May 2nd, 2013 we'd book the tour again

  • Rating: 5 “It was a very good adventure Tour . Super sunset.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Geilenkirchen, Germany on March 29th, 2013 TOLL. Abgefahren. Sollte man auf jedenfall machen.
    Der Sonnenuntergang in der Wüste war so Toll.
    Very Good. Should do everybody who has fun at Adventures.

  • Rating: 3 “Worth doing”

    Reviewed by Quazi from Surry Hills, Australia on March 5th, 2013 Our tour operator was called 'Dadabhai'. They picked us up from our hotel on advised time on a Land Cruiser. Seven people in the car including the driver. Then they took us to a tyre pressure adjustment point near the start of the sand driving. At this point we had to change cars with a different driver. Our driver was quite skilled at sand dune driving, he was leading a caravan of land cruisers from Dadabhaitravel. But he was also a bit annoying because he was on his mobile phone most of the time dealing with personal stuffs, both on the way to the dunes and on the way back to the city.

    The dune driving was exciting. The camel ride was short and limited to a small area. The food was average and we had to que long for it. The people serving the food were not very professional. The sand boarding was not that exciting as the slope was not steep and long enough.

    Overall, I think desert safari is worth the time and money at least once.

  • Rating: 3 “uninspiring”

    Reviewed by Robert from Hamilton, Canada on February 23rd, 2013 Disappointed in garbage left in desert sand. The ride was exciting. It would have been nice to see more than 2 camels. The entertainment was sub par the food was acceptable

  • Rating: 5 “This was a great excursion to attend.”

    Reviewed by Donna from McDonough, United States on January 2nd, 2013 This was sooooo much fun!! I would advise not to eat too much before going on the venture. I've never gotten motion sickness before, but I did while riding the sand dunes -just a word of caution. You should still go!

  • Rating: 4 “amazing”

    Reviewed by Omar from agadir, Morocco on December 24th, 2012 excellent

  • Rating: 5 “Exciting, terrifying, interesting, just do it!”

    Reviewed by Jason from London, United Kingdom on November 4th, 2012 Our driver was Barhardi (Ali), he was engaging, interesting, well informed, funny and an outstandingly skilled driver. He arrived early for the pick up, explained what would be happening and then drove us out into the desert, to the place for the quad biking and buggies, went straight to the front of the queue for us and organised our dune buggy, which was superb.

    Then drove us into the desert for the dune safari, it was amazing, I did not know you can get those jeeps over so far on one side with out tipping, up and down enormous dunes and rescuing another stuck jeep, all while running the music at a deafening volume and laughing hysterically.

    We then drove to the camp for the camel rides and then BBQ and entertainment, whirling dervish, belly dancer etc all good fun, loads of pictures loads of amazing memories and our 6 year old son loved ever minute of it.

    A great trip made even better by Bahardi

    Jason Cotta

  • Rating: 3 “Too commercial”

    Reviewed by Alexandra from Victoria, Canada on October 26th, 2012 I did this tour 10 years ago with a different operator and it was much better. The 4x4ing was awesome, but don't count on the camel ride and the henna did not stick very well. On top of it, it was very rushed. However my hat goes off to the performers - belly dancer and traditional dancer.

  • Rating: 3 “Dune Bashing - Excellent”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Dalkeith, United Kingdom on October 19th, 2012 Didn't get off to a great start as our confirmation told us to go to one hotel and yet arrangements had been made to pick us up from our own hotel but we didn't know that - so a wasted taxi fare!
    The 4WD dune bashing was brilliant - like being on a roller coaster ride at the funfair. The drivers are excellent and you are in safe hands. This is by far the best part of the trip.
    The camel ride is not really a ride, in reality they put two of you on a camel to get your photo taken and walk you round in a circle - takes about a minute!
    If you wanted to have a hanna tattoo you would be waiting forever as there is only one person doing them and there's a hundred or so people for the BBQ dinner.
    The meal is what you would expect but there is a bar, so you can get a drink, which was a pleasant surprise.
    A good way to spend five hours and would recommend it for the dune bashing alone.

  • Rating: 4 “very lovely, a great experience for the whole family”

    Reviewed by Matthias from Waren, Germany on October 6th, 2012 our tour guide was the best, punctual, very attentive, unfortunately we didn't catch his name

  • Rating: 3 “All in all very worthwhile- however the details were in need of improvement!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Einbeck, Germany on October 6th, 2012 All in all very worthwhile- however the details were in need of improvement!

  • Rating: 5 “very satisfied all around”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Raunheim, Germany on October 3rd, 2012 a must-do

  • Rating: 5 “The tour was just sensational!!! Super awesome desert ride!!!”

    Reviewed by André from Pastow, Germany on September 30th, 2012 Great service, we got another call confirming everything before we got picked up, our driver Abbas was in a great mood and we had a ton of fun with him :))) All I have to say is "Crazy, crazy, crazy!!!' We'll take this tour again next time we take a trip, and we'll definitely choose Abbas as our driver again :) definitely recommend it!!!

  • Rating: 4 “Lovely desert tour, unfortunately a bit overpriced, better to book on location”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Köln, Germany on September 26th, 2012 We thought it'd be cheaper to book a desert tour in advance and compared the prices online- they all seemed similar. So we paid 56 Euro per person for a 6 hour tour. Once you're there in the hotel you can even book the same provider (Aldadabhai) and get the same thing for only 150 Dirham, or 30 Euro. The Jeep ride through the desert was also very impressive, as was the food at the end and the belly dancing show in the small Bedouin village in the middle of the desert. They also included a camel ride, however all you got to do was get on, ride around once in a circle and then get back off again, I didn't think that was a lot. My boyfriend definitely wanted to try sandboarding, unfortunately there were only two boards available, one was defective and the hills were unfortunately too flat, or not steep enough to ride on properly, and that was rather disappointing. However the food was really delicious and everything else was really impressive. It's worth it when you book on location.

  • Rating: 5 “Really great experience”

    Reviewed by Markus from Blaustein, Germany on September 17th, 2012 The desert tour was indescribably good. We were picked up as agreed upon and met the other Safari participants at a central location. Since we spent some time driving around, the driver described Dubai a bit for us. Once we got to the meeting point we were all able to get off before the tour started. The tour itself was great- even though the dune ride upset a few stomachs. Once we arrived at our destination we could go on camel rides, sandboards, quad rides (for a small fee), smoke a water pipe or get a henna tattoo. The food was really delicious, varied, and there was a ton of it. The show (belly dancing, fire show and a show dance) was really entertaining. We went back around 8:30, so we were back in the hotel at 10 pm. This tour was a real adventure. Really recommend it!

  • Rating: 5 “Memorable experience, would recommend it to anyone.”

    Reviewed by Timothy from Brierley Hill, United Kingdom on September 11th, 2012 What a fantastic evening. We were collected from our hotel and taken out into the Dubai desert. The driver was very competent at driving off road and entertaining us all as well. The evening entertainment in the bedouin camp was very authentic. We would recommend this experience to anyone who visits this vibrant country...

  • Rating: 4 “lovely trip”

    Reviewed by Mike from Weil der Stadt, Germany on September 4th, 2012 The tour was very lovely, the driver put in a lot of effort. We could have spent more time to enjoy all the nice things at the camp, but everything was really great. I'd love to take a tour like this again.

  • Rating: 4 “Value for money”

    Reviewed by Neil from Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom on September 3rd, 2012 Very good value for money, thrilling desert safari, fun for all the family.

  • Rating: 5 “Helpful”

    Reviewed by Ivy Marie from Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia on August 30th, 2012 Booking on this site was of great help. The safari tour was great! My friend finds the burj khalifa boring and quick!!! But overall!!! I had fun during my holiday! Thanks to you!!!

  • Rating: 3 “Very touristy”

    Reviewed by Timo from Gieboldehausen, Germany on August 22nd, 2012 But then it was nice to ride a quad in the desert

  • Rating: 5 “An unforgettable experience”

    Reviewed by Sascha from Salem, Germany on August 19th, 2012 You've got to take part in this ride, it's a really unique experience, but the camp on the other hand is kind of touristy, but the delicious food/buffet made up for that.

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    “Booking on this site was of great help. The safari tour was great! My friend finds the burj khalifa boring and quick!!! But overall!!! I had fun during my holiday! Thanks to you!!!”

    Ivy Marie from Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

  • “An unforgettable experience”

    “You've got to take part in this ride, it's a really unique experience, but the camp on the other hand is kind of touristy, but the delicious food/buffet made up for that.”

    Sascha from Salem, Germany

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